Don't-Miss OS X Stories
You don't even need to open the Photos app on your Mac to add new photos to your library.
Photos for Mac continues to perplex and annoy many users between learning new features, bugs, and discovering missing ones. We handle more questions this week.
Ways to handle linear notes in iTunes. Plus: album artwork in WAV files, song title capitalization, playlist management, and shopping the iTunes Store on an old Mac.
Apple's free, light video player has some capabilities Photos and iPhoto lack: recording videos, making simple edits, even recording your iPhone or iPad's screen.
The term "permissions fix" gets thrown around as a solution to all sorts of problems, like when your Mac slows down or experiences random crashes. Here's a guide to permissions, and various ways to run permissions fixes.
The introduction of Photos OS X brought a flurry of problems and questions, some more of which we answer this week.
Whether you just bought a brand new MacBook or are tethered to a long-lasting Mac Pro, use these password tips and OS X's security features to keep your data away from prying eyes.
Get the skinny on importing, merging, and consolidating photo libraries with the new OS X photo-management app, Photos.
If all you're doing is stashing logins and passwords in 1Password, you're not coming close to using all its abilities.
iPods are still rocking in the free world, and Kirk McElhearn has advice for keeping them from burning out or fading away.
A portable, USB-powered scanner doesn't take up a lot of room, but can make a huge difference for all kinds of projects.
You're already doing most of your file management in the Finder--now add some hotkeys and modifiers to make it even easier.
A gigabit broadband user finds his local network streaming stutters because of mysterious Wi-Fi problems.
When setting up a new Mac with the contents of an old one, you have several strategies to consider.
Lightroom doesn't move your photos, only storing information about them and your edits to them. Here's how to be sure you're backing up the right files, including the catalog and your presets.